Microsoft's Megan Saunders shows off the first Alexa-Cortana integrations.
To set Amazon's assistant as the default voice assistant on Android, you need to head into the settings app, tap Apps & notifications Default apps Assist & voice input, and change the Assist app. Other smartphones from Samsung, Sony, and other Android brands can also use Alexa as their default voice assistant but the process may vary per device.
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If you want to stop using Bixby or Google Assistant, in favor of Alexa, we have a guide for you.
When Microsoft and Amazon first discussed integrating their virtual assistants, it was described as a two-way street - that is, Cortana could pass requests back to Alexa, and vice versa.
A NEW WAY TO USE INTEGRATED DEVICES With Smart Home, set-up devices, control or check status of your smart lights, locks and thermostats at home and on-the go. Microsoft's integration of Skype, though, is one area that Amazon really hasn't been able to match-though Alexa devices can call other Alexa devices without charge.
If you miss barking orders at your home Alexa device while you're on the move, you're now in luck. You typically aren't locked into using specific apps or services. This simply means users have to long-press the physical or on-screen home button to trigger Alexa.